Calgary: an eco city?

Calgary tops a list of international cities for its use of renewable energy sources and low output of pollution, according to a global consulting company. (CBC)

Calgary is the world’s top eco-city, with better water and less traffic congestion than hundreds of international cities, according to a global consulting company.

Calgary scored highest among the 221 international cities included in the rankings report, released by business analysts Mercer on Wednesday. Honolulu, came in second, followed by Ottawa and Helsinki tied at third.

The eco-city ranking took into account:

  • Water availability.
  • Water potability.
  • Waste removal.
  • Sewage.
  • Air pollution.
  • Traffic congestion.
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